COCOA BEACH and INDIAN RIVER LAGOON
Schools of black drum are roaming the Indian River lagoon again near Cocoa Beach this week. They are moving around a lot, so be prepared to pole or trolling motor after them as they ease their way along. We’ve been using live shrimp as well as our old standby the Saltwater Assassin 4-inch sea shad tails on a 1/4-ounce jig head tipped with a piece of crab flavored Fish Bite. I find that the best colors for the drum are the Pimp Daddy, Electric Chicken, or Natural Glow colors. Most of the drum are running 18 to 25-pounds.
TITUSVILLE and ROCKLEDGE
In the Indian River near Titusville and Rockledge the dropping water levels have the trout and redfish action slowing somewhat this week. Look for these fish to hold around areas with ground cover (grass and weeds) or anywhere that schools of mullet are congregating. At dawn topwater plugs like the Rapala Skitterwalk and Storm Chug Bug continue to work for us. Later in the morning and through mid day the previously mentioned Assassin sea shad tails are all you will need to get them to strike on most days.
As we move farther into the month of December we will find that cooler temps will drive some of these redfish, black drum, and trout into deeper holes and canals where we they will hide from the north winds for the next few months. You can bet that Captain Justin and I will be searching these places to find the best schools for you all when your on the boat with us.
PORT CANAVERAL and COCOA BEACH
Pompano, whiting, spanish mackerel, jacks, weakfish, mangrove snapper, tripletail and bluefish are striking on most days. Sand fleas and cut shrimp will be best for the first two species. The others will strike live shrimp, pilchards, jigs, and spoons while fishing along the surf break in the Canaveral Bight area north of Port Canaveral.
We have landed some “odd” fish while out on some trips in Port Canaveral lately as well
SEBASTIAN INLET and PALM BAY-INDIAN RIVER LAGOON AREA
MEMORY STIX RODS FISHING APP
You’ve all fished with our semi-custom line of rods while on our Skeeter bay boats and now Captain Justin and I have a place where you can find out all of the info you are looking for concerning our fishing charters, Catch a Memory Outdoors radio show, and Memory Stix fishing rods. It an app for your phone. We had one designed and built to help you get notification about what we are doing from time to time.